Abadi, confirms his desire to maintain the US force in Iraq
The prime minister Haider al - Abadi expressed support for the survival of part of the US forces in Iraq to support Iraqi forces after the defeat Daesh and edit Mosul.
Ebadi said in an interview with Fox News published Sunday , the US and vassal (range), that "Iraqi forces need for the survival of US forces to continue to tasks related to training, logistical support and cooperation in the intelligence field."
Since the occupation Daesh of the conductor in the 204, the United States deployed 5,000 troops in different parts of Iraq within the framework of the international coalition. In response to a question about the possibility of network survival 1000 US troops, al - Abadi replied by saying , " a little more."
The Prime Minister emphasized that he sensed during his visit to the White House last week commitment by the US administration and Congress to support Baghdad in its war against al Daesh.
He predicted Abadi, during a meeting with the US leg months, to defeat Bdaash militarily in a few weeks, while noting that "Daesh will continue its existence until removed from Syria and other areas in the Middle East."
"We catch them defeat militarily now, but they will try to continue as a terrorist organization so we need help from others to expel them from Syria and other areas , " he said, adding that President Obama did not want to participate in the war against Daesh, but he was forced to when through the organization of the Syrian border and occupied 40% of Iraqi territory.
Ebadi said that "Obama was willing to forget Iraq, I mean the massacres that took place against our people , have generated considerable pressure on President Obama." But he pointed out that " the United States now seems determined to defeat Bdaash , " adding that " the United States and Iraq are allies and this is what made the decision to ban Trump 's first travel of Iraqis seems to be unacceptable."
However , Abadi said , "We are allies and we consider the victims of terrorism, it is unacceptable for America in particular, it has soldiers in Iraq are working with the Iraqis. It is very difficult for them to tell the Iraqis we work with you, but we consider you as a threat to the United States."
To the detection station ABC American , US military officials, the Pentagon 's intention to send Sreten two additional soldiers to Iraq to help Iraqi forces in the war to recover the city of Mosul. The estimated number of Alsreeten approximately 200 to 300 soldiers.
Col. Joseph Skeroka, a spokesman for the coalition, said that " the elements of additional band Airborne 82 Brigade Combat II will travel to Iraq on a temporary mission to provide additional outsourcing of advice and assistance to Iraqi forces," he said . "This is not considered to add a new combat capability as far as provide further advice and efforts to help our Iraqi partners. "
This unit of the 82nd Airborne Division currently has 1,700 troops present in Iraq and Kuwait are helping in the task of providing advice and support to Iraqi forces.
Earlier reports indicated last week , the Pentagon 's intention to send approximately 1,000 thousand extra troops from the Second Brigade Combat Team , for the purposes of advice and support for the battle of Mosul.
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